ETZETERA - November 2022

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C H A I M

ISSUE 9

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NOVEMBER 2022

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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MONTH'S SPOTLIGHT

MITZVAH DAY IS ALMOST HERE!

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3. Letters From Our Leaders 4. TEC Education 5. Deja View 8. Events Calendar 9. Birthdays & Anniversaries 10. TEC Tributes 12. TEC Community 13. Upcoming Events

CLERGY Rabbi Ari Averbach Rabbi Emeritus Richard Spiegel Rabbi Emeritus Shimon Paskow STAFF Executive Director Gideon Manzur ECE Director Debbie Blumenthal Religious School Director Joyce Bronstein ECE Assistant Director Kristi Dollison ECE Admin Assistant Linda Starr RS Admin Assistant Sarah Karamas Programming & Youth Director Cindy Goldberg Program/Events Coordinator Shane Silverstein Accounts Receivable Jessica Jacoby Clergy Assistant Jill Rosenberg Musical Director Mariano Dugatkin

BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Eric Feigenbaum Executive Vice President Felicia Toporoff Immediate Past President Shari Mark Treasurer David Yodkovik Corresponding Secretary Elissa Lazarus Recording Secretary Rachael Pugh VP, Building & Grounds Dan Wachs VP, Communications Rachel Carmona VP, Early Childhood Education Chad Hampton VP, Personnel & Legal Josh Hopstone VP, Project Funding Wendy Margolis* VP, Religion & Worship Benny Sommerfeld VP, Religious School Education Adya Riss VP, Social Action Pam Friedman VP, Youth Ilana Sweet Trustee, Bingo Marshall Scherr* Trustee, Community Outreach Mark Goldstein Trustee, Governance Steve Plotkin Trustee, Programming Dan Lubetkin Trustee, Sustainability Ely Jacobsohn President, Mens Club Irwin Barney President, Women of TEC Linda Hutchings Past President, Board Member Sherri Finn-Werber Past President, Board Member Gary Katz Past President, Board Member Myles Simpson *Past President


LETTERS FROM OUR LEADERS

RABBI ARI AVERBACH rabbiaverbach@templeetzchaim.org

ERIC FEIGENBAUM, PRESIDENT eric@templeetzchaim.org

A few days after Yom Kippur, we found ourselves in the middle of two events. One happens every year, the other happens once in a generation.

November is a time of Thanksgiving on the secular calendar and a time when TEC too has reason for gratitude.

The first was Sukkot. With the help of our amazing maintenance staff and Men’s Club volunteers, we put up a Sukkah that was nearly 2,000 square feet. Over the course of the week, we had services and meals in there, all of the preschool students ate and sang, Men’s Club had an event and religious school hosted a dinner for the community. The weather was nearly perfect (including a few raindrops).

Our generous congregation donated more than $2.5 million in our recent capital campaign to renovate our synagogue and pay down our mortgage. While services and events will be in the Wolfson Auditorium instead of our beloved Paskow Sanctuary, we’ll be able to look across the plaza with excitement for the beautiful and updated building we’ll enjoy again come Spring.

Among other themes of the holiday, Sukkot is a reminder of how little we need to survive. After spending hours indoors on the High Holy Days praying about our trust in God, Sukkot is the holiday of acting out that trust, bringing us back to the Garden of Eden, surrounded by nature and the elements. All we need is some food, something to drink, some companions to join us in conversation and song, and some bug spray. Everything else is extra.

And while Autumn is typically a time of harvest, at TEC we’re planting seeds. Work on new and exciting programming for 2023 is well underway and expected to reach full bloom in Spring. We expect big name speakers both on and off campus, adopting a new sister-synagogue, courses for parents, new congregational “town hall” meetings and continuation of the popular "Sunday Stickaround.” If all goes well, 2023 will be a big year full of new and promising things for Temple Etz Chaim.

The other major event was the beginning of demolition as we prepare for the remodel of the sanctuary building. As we sat in the Sukkah, construction crews were busy inside disassembling the restrooms. We went through our offices and our communal spaces, packing boxes – some for storage, some for recycling. We were again reminded about how little we need to survive. As long as we have our phones and computers, a few books and other odds and ends, we will be okay. It will be different, for certain, but we can still be Temple Etz Chaim as we begin to update our (almost) 40-year-old building.

Of course, there’s plenty to be thankful for in the present too. TEC’s membership has been growing, our schools are full, and we have a strong balance sheet with large reserves. But most importantly, we’re all back together again after two years of distancing. Our services and events feel warmer than ever as we once again share our triumphs, challenges, losses and simchas side-byside.

How lucky we are to have. We have more than we need. But with Sukkot and the building update, we get our reminder that we can get by with just the essentials – and some companions to join us in conversation and song. www.templeetzchaim.org

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DEBBIE BLUMENTHAL November is here and that means the start of another great holiday season! In preparation, last week the entire preschool took a day to visit Underwood Family Farms and learn all about pumpkins! Learning about the life cycle of the pumpkin and exploring the inside of the pumpkin led to a wonderful life science experience for all ages. Today I saw an infant class washing pumpkins in their sensory table. As Thanksgiving approaches, there are sure to be some cooking and baking projects with pumpkin too! Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on all the things we are thankful for and also to

remember to help others. Mitzvah Day is always recognized at Temple Etz Chaim on the first Sunday of November. The preschool has been collecting tzedakah all month to donate for Breast Cancer Awareness month. We are also helping to collect fruits and vegetables the last Wednesday of every month. The construction and renovation of the Temple Etz Chaim sanctuary has given us the opportunity to celebrate Shabbat every Friday morning outdoors on the Warren Lawn with our preschoolers and infants. The ECE Parents are invited to join us every week for songs, blessings, and a Shabbat story!

JOYCE BRONSTEIN Mitzvah Day will take place on Sunday, November 6th. Our students especially look forward to being part of this annual community project. I appreciate the outpouring of support for this important social action project. This year we are collecting personal hygiene items for the children of Casa Pacifica. A few years ago, I listened to a speaker who was once in the foster care system. With tears in her eyes, she spoke about never receiving a new toothbrush as she moved from house to house. Let’s make a difference and help give children new fullsize items. We will never see their faces and joy upon receiving these items. But each of us knows in our heart that we did make a difference, and it feels great. On Mitzvah Day, Religious School students in grades K-7 will fill totes with the new personal

Our plates and hearts were full in September and October with holidays, beginning with a Selichot dinner program with Beit Teshuva founders Rabbi Mark Borovitz and Harriet Rossetto, and ending with a joyous Simchat Torah dinner and service. Thank you to all who made these programs and dinners possible including: Dan Lubetkin, Joyce Bronstein, Leo Bronstein, Pam Friedman, Steve Friedman, Linda Friedlander, Carl Friedlander, Karen Garelik, Buzz Schoenkerman, Carol Schoenkerman, Dave Abramovicz, Dylan Abramovicz, Jake Abramovicz, Shane Silverstein, AJ Silverstein, Allan Horowitz, Gideon Manzur, Elisha Manzur, www.templeetzchaim.org

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This month, our two newest Cantorial candidates will be joining us for the Friday morning sing-alongs, so everyone is invited to come and meet them as well! The ECE Center will be closed on November 24th and 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Save the Date! We will be having an in-person Scholastic Book Fair December 5-9th! Books make great holiday gifts! Scholastic offers great books for all ages! Wishing everyone a Thanksgiving holiday filled with friends, family, and good health!

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hygiene items. Students will also create and decorate cards for the children. Ultimately, 60 filled totes will be donated to students at Casa Pacifica.

The Pilgrims loved the Bible and even based their calendars on it. Especially noteworthy is that the Pilgrims’ early American calendar used Hebrew names for the months. “Giving thanks” has always been an essential part of Judaism, from reciting blessings after meals to the pilgrimage festival of Sukkot.

This project is unique because it is a hands-on project involving all our students. Watching students’ faces as they participate in this Mitzvah project is very moving. I am so thankful for our congregants’ dedication, enthusiasm and participation in this worthwhile project. Giving our children these memories to recount and share creates the tradition of donating and we hope as adults they will continue to do so. Later this month, families will join together to celebrate Thanksgiving. Many people believe that the original Thanksgiving meal of the Pilgrims in New Salem, Massachusetts, was a copy of the Sukkot festival celebrated by the Israelites in Jerusalem.

CINDY GOLDBERG So many holidays, so many opportunities to be together!

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DIRECTOR

PROGRAMMING & YOUTH DIRECTOR

Sarah Karamas, Steve Ormond, Coby Field, Ricardo Delgado, Tatiana Caceres, Elisa Chacon, Jose Andino, Juan Castellanos, Patricia Bolenos, Cheryl Wolf, Jill Rosenberg, and Benny Sommerfeld. Without these people, none of these events would have been possible. Please take a minute and thank them when you see them. We learned a lot while having fun during our Sunday StickArounds (Round Challah Making and Q&A with Rabbi Averbach)! Sundays in November are going to be great opportunities to get involved with Tikun Oalm, with Mitzvah Day on November 6 and a PJ Library Event at the Moorpark Teaching Zoo on November 13 at 1:00pm. Look for flyers and emails with more information coming soon.

Since Biblical times, the ancient Israelites celebrated Sukkot by bringing a portion of their fall harvest to the Temple in Jerusalem as a sacrifice and then gathering with their families in booths to feast on their portion of the harvest. Thanksgiving is when we give thanks and appreciate the many things that fulfill our lives. Please plan to attend the Thanksgiving Interfaith Service on Wednesday, November 23rd. This Service is always special because members of the United Methodist Church and Temple Etz Chaim join to celebrate this national holiday. Wishing you everything good and wonderful this Thanksgiving season.

cindy@templeetzchaim.org Save the date for Bim Bam Shabbat on Saturday, November 5 at 10:30 am on the Gesher/Preschool yard. We will have a youngfamily friendly service with an Oneg to follow. It will be a fun and uplifting morning. USY has been busy! Congratulations to our newly elected board: Jenna Lotterman, President; Martin Jacobsohn and Sarah Blakely, Executive Vice Presidents; John Jacobsohn, VP Religious Education; Mandy Borys, VP Social Action Tikkun Olam; and Harrison Forman, VP Communications. Machar, Kadima and USY all had welcome back events and there is every indication that it is going to be a great year! Stay tuned!

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Barbara & Harvey Scherr Memorial Fund In Memory of Irving Gil Barbara Krupin In Memory of Casper Ungar Al Ungar Barry Cantor Memorial Fund In Memory of Max Borman Harvey Mahler

In Memory of Pinney Kanter Stan & Lynne Rosen David & Eileen Sachs Les & Debbie Feldman In Memory of your beloved mother Ricky Dennis In Memory of Annette Cohen William & Cynthia Koepcke

Dunaier Music Fund In Memory of Larry Seaver Barbara Freeman

In Memory of Blanka Markovitz Michael Mark

In Memory of Julia Deutsch Francis Deutsch

In Memory of Sarah Lederich Larry & Judy Mayer

In Memory of William Deutsch Francis Deutsch

In Memory of a wonderful Step-Mom Pat Anonymous

In Memory of Babe Dunaier Howard Dunaier

In Memory of LillianKlapper Bonnie Greenberg

In Memory of Robert Seaver Barbara Freeman

Feeding the Hungry for Harbor House Israel & Beth Perel William & Cynthis Koepcke David & Doina Borla Myles & Gail Simpson

Early Childhood Education Center In Memory of Jacquelyn Elbling Ron Elbling Early Childhood Education Fund In Appreciation of the care and education that our grandchildren, Riley and Dylan Mussack, are receiving Russell & Lori Nishimura

In Memory of Hyman Foster Sylvia Koppel

In Memory of Mike Brooks Sandra Levy

In Memory of Regina Hime Koppel Melvin Harold Simon

Inbar Israel Travel & Education Scholarship Fund In Memory of Blanche Fields Stan & Lynne Rosen

In Memory of Minnie Marcus Bruce Cohen In Memory of Florence Young Stephen & Debora Wright In Memory of Clara Shipow Robert & Stephanie Shipow In Memory of Hy Golditch Robert & Stephanie Shipow Martin & Tami Cohen Elisa Feldman Memorial Religious School Scholarship Fund In Memory of Ilean Kanter Les & Debbie Feldman In Memory of Evelyn Feldman Les & Debbie Feldman In Memory of Carol Paskow Patty Kaye

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Men's Club General Fund In Honor of My Grandfather's Yahrzeit and in continued support of the Men's Club and Temple Etz Chaim Doron Schnaid Men's Club Silverstein Humanitarian Fund In Memory of Herma Silverstein Richard & Gari Saly In Memory of Neil Levitt Richard & Gari Saly Men's Club Scholar-in-Residence In Memory of Gladys Fishman Alan Lipkin

Ner Tamid Education & Community Center Fund In Memory of Milton Fixel Francine Mozes

In Memory of Herb Math Jeffrey Math

In Memory of Miriam Mintz Foster Sylvia Koppel

In Memory of Esther Rebecca Goldberg Susan Goldberg

In Memory of Annette Cohen David & Judy Siegel

In Memory of David Isaac Cohen Bruce Cohen

In Memory of Sender Orlin Lorne Label

In Memory of Meyer Levin Barbara Shannon

In Memory of Annie Rebecca Dubinsky Jeff Schoenwald

Fienberg-Lerner Chapel Minyan Fund In Memory of Sharon Hommel Joyce Goldberg

In Memory of Ben Rutberg Barbara Nemet

In Memory of Dorann Bunkin Michael Bunkin

In Appreciation of Pam Friedman Perry & Susan Pierce

In Appreciation of Everyone at the ECE Sam & Amy Greenberg

In Memory of Rosemary Tobin Brian & Gilah Sietz Moshe Cohen Jean Belzer Simon Cohen

In Memory of Julius Lipnick Michael Bunkin

In Memory of Helen Fixel Francine Mozes Rabbi Averbach's Discretionary Fund In Appreciation of Rabbi Averbach The Cohen and Sauer Families Ira Klein Ken and Linda Leon Herb Wexler Seth Browner Lawrence Kalisher

Jotkowitz Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund In Memory of Beatrice Cohen Susan Cohen

In Appreciation of Rabbi Averbach & Cantor Kenny Ellis for wonderful High Holiday services David Munowitch & Emily Habib

In Memory of Abraham Freilich Marshall Scherr

In Honor of The High Holidays Gary & Debbie Silverman

In Memory of Frieda Freilich Marshall Scherr

In Memory of Alexander Warner Kenneth Warner

In Memory of Penny Neugroschl Cindy Scherr

In Memory of Alfred Morris Ron & Liz Groden

In Memory of Sarah Kern Harvey Kern

In Memory of Alice Math Cheryl Wolf

In Memory of Pauline Shechter Jack Shechter

In Memory of Amiram Manzur Gideon & Elisha Manzur

In Memory of Ermiene Mallinger Mollie Helfand

In Memory of Betty Weiss Laurel Warner

In Memroy of Ron Wasserman Marlene Wasserman

In Memory of Felicita Saiez Rebeccah Schwartz

In Memory of Abraham Levy Rosalie Fromberg

In Memory of Glenn Bradley Garvin Laurel Warner

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In Memory of Goldie Warner Kenneth Warner

Lipnick B'nai Mitvot Fund In Memory of William Edelstein Judi Gill

In Memory of Harold Greenberg Lauri Arons

Lipnick Religious School Scholarship Fund In Memory of David Corn Michael Bunkin

In Memory of Harry Waters Cheryl Wolf

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In Memory of Hilda Stein Ron Stein

In Memory of Ira Goldfinger Robin Goldfinger

In Memory of Robert "Robbie" Natlin Marvin Natlin

In Memory of Ina Levine Jay & Debra Levine

In Memory of Sharif E. Moradian Nasser Moradian

In Memory of Israel Weinstein Sofia Kobrin

In Memory of Irving Garvin Laurel Warner

In Memory of Alfred Shapiro Barbara Budish

In Memory of Ric Landau Jay & Debra Levine

In Memory of Isaac Edelman David Wank

In Memory of Herbert Friedlander Carl & Linda Friedlander

In Memory of Samuel Neustadt Jay & Debra Levine

In Memory of Jeffrey Scott Gary Scott

In Memory of Sophie Friedlander Carl & Linda Friedlander

In Memory of Sid Sherman William Harold Sherman

In Memory of John Weiss Laurel Warner

In Memory of Robert Smith Carl & Linda Friedlander

Igor Bulkin

In Memory of Kenneth Sachs David Sachs

In Memory of Frances Smith Carl & Linda Friedlander

Jeff & Sheri Schoenwald

In Memory of Lillian Kramer Linda Natlin

Ritual Fund In Honor of Buzz and Carol Schoenkerman's 1st Wedding Anniversary John & Sandra Lutzker

Tzedakah Fund In Appreciation of TEC Men's Club and Pirkei Avot Study Group Mitchell Ross

In Honor of High Holidays 5783 Ron & Alison Cher

In Memory of Sol Jaffe Larry & Surese Jaffe

In Memory of Harold Holland Jack & Judy Gindi

In Memory of Carol Paskow Herb Wexler

Sandra Tischler Religious School Scholarship Fund In Memory of Bernard Sussman Lori Dobrin

In Memory of Leonard Schwartz David Schwartz

Scott & Florence Young

In Memory of Mark Scherr Marshall Scherr In Memory of Philip Mann Beau Mann In Memory of Shirley Arons Steven Arons In Memory of Stanley Scherr Marshall Scherr In Memory of Virginia Cook Perry & Susan Pierce In Memory of Beatrice Treisman Robin Oberman In Memory of Robert Zucherman Mark Zucherman In Memory of Dorothy Schotland Tess Wilkoff In Memory of Yaakov Moscovitch Rivka Moscovitch In Memory of Florence Rosenberg Steve & Joy Rosenberg Jennifer Jacobs Ruth Rose Religious School Fund In Memory of Annette Cohen Gary & Randee Paller Barry & Claire Maultasch

In Memory of Frida Edelman David Wank In Memory of Benjamin Ratzan Jerome Ratzan In Memory of Galdys Ratzan Jerome Ratzan In Memory of Stuart Jay Bass Jerome Ratzan Temple General Fund In Honor of the High Holidays 5783 Herb Wexler In Honor of Susan Cohen & Temple Etz Chaim David & Dian Wender In Honor of Florence Young who passed away on October 5, 2022 Beth Wheatley In Memory of Bernice Banker Jodi Greenberg

In Memory of Arlene Levenson Richard Engler & Ellen Zucker

In Memory of Eli Storch Lawrence & Gail Storch

In Memory of Beatrice Cohen Fred Cohen

In Memory of Esther Sloate Comis & all 2022-2023 Yahrzeits Stuart Comis

In Memory of Bertram Dallek Susan Cohen In Memory of Sylvia Dallek Susan Cohen In Memory of Earl Greinetz Robert & Lynne Zuckerman In Memory of Esther Martin Sandra Wolin In Memory of Florence Goldfinger Robin Goldfinger In Memory of Robynne Schwartz David & Rebeccah Schwartz Katya Schwartz

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In Memory of Mary and Michael Wexler Herb Wexler USY Youth & Scholarship Fund In Appreciation Laura Bailin In Memory of Perle Gil Barbara Krupin In Memory of Bela Orensztein Denise Rusiecki In Memory of Jacques Orensztein Denise Rusiecki In Memory of Charles Orensztein Denise Rusiecki Women of TEC Scholarship Fund In Memory of Esther Feldman Bruce Cohen Zerlin Library Fund In Memory of Frederick Crawford Brenda Friedman

In Memory of Frances Portnoy Ed Portnoy In Memory of Harriet Wise Oberman Robin Oberman In Memory of Harry Waters Hattie Wolf In Memory of Jacob Pourdavoudi Behrouz Pourdavoudi In Memory of Joseph Tischler Carol Wechsler In Memory of Minnie Zamkoff Pauline Kaplan

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PAM FRIEDMAN

LINDA HUTCHINGS

We start the month of November with Mitzvah Day on Sunday the 6th at 9 am. We have exciting activities for all ages to help those in need. Come make a Welcome Home card for a new resident of Many Mansions, crochet a square for a baby blanket, or make a no-sew cut-and-tie blanket.

WOTEC had a busy month in October! I want to give a big THANK YOU to Dana Gallenberg, Bonnie Rothman and Liz Groden for all of their instrumental help in putting together the High Holiday Booklets and Remembrance Booklets. These fabulous ladies spent many, many hours organizing every detail of putting these booklets together and it is our largest fundraising event for WOTEC each year. If you did not pick up booklets in person during the high holidays, extra copies are available at the Temple office.

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Join WOTEC and Men’s Club making sandwiches and packing lunches for Feed the Hungry. You can also help by donating to Religious School’s Personal Hygiene Products project for Casa Pacifica and to ECE’s Tzedakah Drive for Breast Cancer Awareness. In addition, our annual joint Blood Drive with Adat Elohim will take place at Adat Elohim. Our next collection, Adopt a Family, ends on December 6th. This annual program impacts the lives of many families, children and seniors. We will be collecting new un-wrapped toys, gifts and gift cards for adopted families and seniors for Many Mansions, Meals on Wheels and Harbor House. When you adopt a family, a child or a senior, your mitzvah makes a huge difference in their lives. Your kindness is remembered. To sign up to adopt a family or for more information about the Adopt a Family program, contact Judy Gindi at judygindi@gmail.com or call 805-701-6861.

IRWIN BARNEY

PRESIDENT, MEN'S CLUB mensclub@templeetzchaim.org

Men's Club Events this month:

Cocktail Making Saturday, November 12, 6:30 PM Open to all TEC Members (21+) Come get some tips and tricks on how to up your home bar game and learn how to make some cocktails and "mocktails".

Men's Club Brunch Sunday, November 20, 10:30 AM This year's event will feature a presentation by Jared Head, a space enthusiast, aerospace engineering student, and improv comedian. Jared is a member of NASA's speaker bureau as a Solar System Ambassador.

PRESIDENT, WOMEN OF TEC (WOTEC) womenoftec@templeetzchaim.org

Our Annual Membership Luncheon was a fantastic success as well! We entertained 75 guests, had wonderful guest speakers and terrific entertainment! Many fabulous raffle prizes were awarded and it was such a fun event for everyone. Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make the luncheon such a huge success and to the following ladies that spent many hours preparing for the event: Tami Wank, Bonnie Rothman, Phyllis Dankberg, Elissa Lazarus, Shari Cohen Forsythe, Holly Seery, Gloria Semer and Dana Gallenberg! Our gift shop was also super busy with a big sale and packing up for the big renovation -- a special Thank You to Ann Ross and Phyllis Dankberg for coordinating everything and for all of the volunteers that helped with the packing. Finally, thank you to Cynthia Koepcke for organizing a special video message from Rabbi to our young adult members to help keep the young adults connected with TEC while they are away at college or busy with their adult life adventures. If you are looking for opportunities to get involved with WOTEC, please reach out. If you are not already on the WOTEC Constant Contact email list, please let us know. We are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

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CHAIR, CLERGY SEARCH COMMITTEE andrea@templeetzchaim.org

Hello TEC family! The Clergy Search Committee is proud to present two wonderful candidates, Cantor Toby Schwartz and Happie Hoffman. Each candidate will join our congregation for a weekend of song and prayer. We invite you all to be part of the service as we sing along during the weekends of October 28th and November 4th. Following the candidate weekends, we'll provide you, the congregation, with a survey and opportunity to deliver feedback to us, the CSC. We'd like to hear from you! Your thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated. A more detailed letter regarding each weekend will be sent to you via email. Please reference it for times and information. We look forward to sharing songs together this new year....and maybe having a cookie or two!

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